Research at UW : University of Wisconsin–Madison

June 8, 2020

Empty labs like the one above to start seeing life again

UW–Madison has initiated Phase 1 of the campus Research Reboot, a limited expansion of on-campus research, while ensuring we are following campus guidelines to minimize the impacts of the pandemic to our campus and broader community. Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Steve Ackerman, explains that research will be restarted in phases, with a […]

Making Research Work: Supporting our international students and researchers

UW–Madison has an amazing community of international students, visiting scholars, and faculty who now call Wisconsin their home. The university benefits from the scientific and cultural contributions of these students and scholars.

VC for Research and Graduate Education records podcast for Badgers United

In The Flagship podcast, Steve Ackerman, gives us wholistic view of research at UW–Madison – from securing highly competitive federal grants to the innovations that improve lives across the world.

Nine projects chose for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced that nine highly deployable projects have been selected to receive development funding through the UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge. From improved respirators to accelerated testing, these innovations are designed to be rapidly advanced over the coming months to combat the pandemic. WARF received dozens of submissions from PIs and their teams across a wide range of affiliations, including the State Lab of Hygiene, UW Makerspace, statistics, design studies and engineering.

WARF/UW–Madison among top 10 universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2019

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has once again placed highly in an international listing of university patent producers. WARF, which manages intellectual property for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, ranked 9th in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2019. The annual report, published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), uses data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation.

Second Round of Research Funding from American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance has partnered with UW–Madison through the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (DSI) to offer multiple mini grants. July 8 is the deadline to apply.

40 years and counting, NOAA renews partnership with UW

For 40 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to conduct critical research in satellite meteorology through its Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. NOAA announced this month that CIMSS will continue at UW-Madison for the next five years, in recognition of the strength and value of the decades-long collaboration. The award brings up to $150 million to the research institute.

ATP’s Research Administration Modernization Project progresses with software RFP

The latest on efforts to transform research administration at UW–Madison.

UW launches COVID-19 impacts site

How UW–Madison is supporting public health and the people of Wisconsin.

WCER researchers studying surge of online internships during COVID-19

Education researchers at the UW–Madison are using a new rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation to rigorously analyze how online internships are influencing academic and career outcomes for a growing number of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $145,000 award will fund a six-month, mixed-methods study examining college student experiences with online internships.

COVID-19 and the American Workplace: A Conversation with Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber and WSB Faculty

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched virtually every aspect of our working lives, imposing a new set of challenges for employees and employers alike. Wisconsin School of Business faculty recently examined these workplace issues in a live panel discussion facilitated by Lauren Weber, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal.

Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology undergoes name change to the Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging

The Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, a center in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, was recently approved  for a name change to the Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging (CQCI),  to provide a more clear identity. This change was endorsed by all of the departmental, graduate program and school/college […]

The winners: Cool Science Images 2020

Eyeball-licking geckos, wiggling brain cells and a whole planet’s worth of weather are among the winners in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s 10th Cool Science Image Contest. “The quality of the images and videos produced on campus by scientists and people passionate about science is always so impressive,” says Terry Devitt, a judge and one of the founders of the contest. “It is always a very hard job, but a very enjoyable one, to choose the best among them.”
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